If you are a stay-at-home parent considering divorce, you may have concerns about making ends meet after the divorce when you have been financially dependent on a spouse. Alimony or spousal maintenance is not always awarded in a Wisconsin divorce, but with the help of an experienced attorney you may be able to present a strong case for receiving financial support allowing you to establish your financial footing.
If you and your spouse have a prenuptial or post nuptial agreement which provides for spousal support in the event of a divorce, the court will typically honor the agreement. A prenuptial or post nuptial will often include an amount and the duration the benefits will be paid.
If you have been home caring for children for any amount of time, you may be lacking work experience needed to land a well-paying job until you get additional training or education. Temporary spousal support may be awarded for a defined period as you make the transition back to work.
If you suffer from a physical or mental impairment that makes it difficult for you to work or requires costly treatment, spousal maintenance may be payable.
In situations where you contributed to your spouse’s education or career, perhaps sacrificing your own career to stay home with kids in order to support your spouse’s professional goals, spousal maintenance may be payable for short or long periods depending on the circumstances.
Contact an Experienced Wisconsin Spousal Support Lawyer for Help
Stay at home parents feel particularly vulnerable when facing a divorce, worried about how they will meet their financial needs after the divorce. It is important to work with an experienced attorney who can make a strong case for the payment of spousal maintenance as part of your divorce settlement negotiation – support you may need to move ahead with your life. Contact the Wisconsin spousal support and family law attorneys of Probst Law Offices, S.C., for help at 414-210-3135.